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What does the American dream mean today? For Niko Bellic fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape from his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity.

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Was bedeutet der amerikanische Traum heutzutage?
Für Niko Bellic, gerade mit dem Schiff aus Europa angekommen, ist er die Hoffnung, seine Vergangenheit hinter sich zu lassen. Für seinen Cousin Roman der Glaube, mit Nikos Hilfe in Liberty City, dem Tor zum Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten, das große Glück zu finden. Von Schulden und dem Umgang mit Dieben, Ganoven und Soziopathen in das kriminelle Milieu gedrängt, wird ihnen jedoch schnell klar, dass das wahre Leben in einer Stadt, in der nur Geld und Status zählen, meilenweit entfernt von ihrem Traum ist: Es ist das Paradies für die Reichen und Berühmten. Für den Rest ist es ein einziger Albtraum.
    Die komplett überarbeitete, hochauflösende Grafik erweckt Liberty City mit noch umwerfenderen Details zu neuem Leben.
    Der erweiterte Multiplayer-Modus verlangt eine noch durchdachtere Strategie und geschickteres Vorgehen, um sich gegen die Mitspieler durchzusetzen.
    Die Custom-Match-Funktion ermöglicht die Einstellung der gewünschten Multiplayer-Optionen und filtert dann umgehend die passenden Online-Matches heraus.
    Optimiert für die Steuerung mit Maus und Tastatur sowie dem Xbox-360-Controller.

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Publisher:
Rockstar Games
Developer:
Rockstar North
Genres:
Shooter, Adventure
Source:
Rockstar Games
Released:
Mittwoch, 3. Dezember 2008
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Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Format:
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / Windows XP - Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 1.5GB XP / 1.5GB Vista
  • Graphics: 256MB Nvidia 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c Compliant Card
  • Hard Drive: 16GB of Hard Disc Space
  • Sound Card: 5.1 Channel Audio Card
  • Other Requirements: Initial activation requires internet connection; Online play requires log-in to Games For Windows - Live and Rockstar Games Social Club (13+ to register); software installations required including Adobe Flash, DirectX, Microsoft’s .NET Framework 3.0, Games For Windows - LIVE, and Internet Explorer.
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40
A Dream Turned Nightmare

For cousins Niko and Roman, dreams of making it big quickly turn into a nightmare as they learn that those who have the money are well respected and make the rules. Those who don?t, like the cousins, life can be a living hell. It is a great premise to the game, and the game itself is actually enjoyable to a certain extent when it actually works smoothly. It is too bad that it doesn?t, and hasn?t run smoothly for awhile thanks to Games for Windows Live stopping their service which impacted this game in a very bad way. And the developer has yet to release a patch to fix it despite it being years. There are a number of workarounds to the problem, but even if you can get the game working you have to then struggle with getting saves to work. And this gets even worse since recently Rockstar?s parent company shutdown a modding tool that was used in a lot of mods for both Grand Theft Auto 4 and 5 despite the software only use was for single player and not multiplayer. It is a bad move that hasn?t done these games and favors since the lack of a patch for Grand Theft Auto 4 has already had them in a bad light to begin with. PROS: -Open world with a lot of vehicles to play around with. CONS -Games for Windows Live problems with no actual patches addressing the matter. -Parent company shutdown OpenIV, the largest tool in the modding community for this game. -Lack of support from developers is atrocious. This game is a complete mess and not worth the money.

60
Good Story, Annoying Problems

The game itself us fun, as most Grand Theft Auto games tend to be, with a great story and amazing graphics. Though the driving can be a little off compared to the other games in the series or games like Saints Row. That really isn't a game breaker as the game itself would be worth 4 or 5 stars if it wasn't for the huge problems that plague it causing me a number of headaches. Once upon a time there was a DRM service called Games for Windows Live. Sadly that didn't get a happy ever after since it closed down causing problems with a lot of games that used it. Thankfully most companies quickly patched their games fixing those problems and removing this little headache. Not Grand Theft Auto IV though, it is still in the game and despite numerous guides on how to fix it or work around it, it is still one massively huge headache. I've had it on two different computers, both running Windows 10 and for some weird reason following the same exact steps on both machines got it working on one while not on the other. This almost caused me to give the game 1 star, but the game itself is fun so I decided to split the difference somewhat. I can't in good faith suggest it to anyone because of this though, nor the DLC Episodes From Liberty City which is sad because it is one of the best DLC packages out there if it wasn't for this problem.

100
A bit too gritty, but still, amazing

This game is pretty good, on its own. If you're judging games by the hour per dollar formula, this one is almost free. There are many before me who said this filling pages in the process, so let me add something new: This game is the best spiderman game there is! For real, if you download the mods, you can play as him, web swing in liberty city, and fight crime! Even better, there are tons of other heroes. Just look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=immZ8Ed2Wa4&t=229s And that is just one subgenre of mods! So yeah, you want a truly moddable game, you need to buy this! :)

100
A charming game

As a game that follows the story of two cousins, GTA 4 really captures a lot into its story to highlight some of the problems that exist in society (debt, crime, etc.) and the "American Dream" that people were misled by. Vehicle handling is also pretty realistic, although a little too boat-like and skiddy. The only issues that I have with the game are legacy related, namely Rockstar's Social Club login which is often inconsistent and the multiplayer which is now mostly barren.

80
Pretty good, da!

After Grand Theft Auto: Vice City this franchise never was the same. San Andreas was grey, drugged up and sad with some nice humour, but it was still good, but people were waiting for the main entry in the series. After years of waiting, we got 4 and it's good. Graphics are really good and it's nice engine got the upgrade instead of rehashing 3 like VC and SA did. While the city is nice, it feels more like a rehash of 3 in this regard, only bigger. Story has some incredibly funny moments, but in comparison to Vice City, it falls flat fast, especially the Russian part. Worst thing about this game, though, are difficulty spikes. Most of the missions are incredibly easy, except few that are real hair pullers, like last mission, where you have to chase waterboat with motorcycle - it's incredibly annoying and nearly impossible to do. Also, in my opinion, in my opinion soundtrack after Vice City has gotten worse, with less rocking tunes and more pop/rap, here it's the same case, sadly. Thankfully, you can still insert your own playlist. Overall, this game is solid, it has the same fantastic and fun gameplay of GTA, but to me it's not as good as Vice City is. Still, if you're fan of the series, it's recommended, and if you never played it, give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

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